West Coast games are tough, especially when they end past 1 AM here on the right coast. So for today, there won’t be a real recap of the game but rather a condensed one incorporated into the news & notes.
Safeco Field hasn’t been especially kind to the Red Sox lately as they dropped their sixth straight game there to the Mariners on Monday night 9-4. Jeff Weaver pitched pretty well for the M’s while his counterpart, Julian “Yo Yo” Tavarez struggled, giving up 6 runs in 4 1/3 innings. The win by Weaver atoned for the shelling he received when he faced the Red Sox on April 10th in Boston, giving up 7 runs in just 2 innings of work.
Jose Lopez, Willie Bloomquist, Richie Sexson and Adrian Beltre all had 2 hits for the M’s and Kenji Johjima was 1 for 3 with a HR and 3 RBI’s. For the Sox, the lone bright spot was Coco Crisp, as he continued his hot ways at the plate with 2 hits. The only Sox player with 2 hits was Dustin Pedroia, who continues to shine in his rookie campaign.
Kason Gabbard will get the ball for the Red Sox tonight as he will be opposed by King Felix Hernandez. The last time King Felix pitched against the Sox, he threw a 1-hitter. Gabbard replaces David Murphy, who was sent back to Pawtucket after the game. Gametime is 10:05 ET again as the Sox look to end their Safeco Field jinx.
Let’s take a look at the headlines and other happenings from the Boston area and Seattle media about last night’s debacle at Safeco.
Seattle coasts by Sox. Last stop on road trip begins with blowout. [Boston Globe]
Weaver delivers again for Mariners. [Seattle Post-Intelligencer]
Tavarez, Red Sox trip up: Seattle leagues better in series-opening win. [Boston Herald]
Weaver fires up M’s in 9-4 win over Red Sox. [Seattle Times]
Mariners sail by Sox, 9-4. [ProJo SoxBlog]
Schilling willing, but not able. [Boston Globe]
Look out, Ichiro, here comes Broussard. [Seattle Post-Intelligencer]
Gabbard to hang around: Start tonight not his last. [Boston Herald]
Feierabend keeping good grip on pickoff. [Seattle Times]
Sox stung in Seattle. [AP via Hartford Courant]
Sox roll without big guns: Ortiz, Ramirez lacking their regular power. [Boston Herald]